[GE users] Virtual Memory Ceiling on SGI Altix

Ron Chen ron_chen_123 at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 10 01:06:43 BST 2004


Looks like you are using SGE 6.0 beta! "qstat -help"
will print the version.

I will check in a small fix for the problem in 6.0
beta that you reported.

 -Ron

--- Tim <tim_mueller at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Thanks Ron, that was it.  Somehow we ended up with a
> bin/ia64linux directory
> that was confusing us.  It seems to be running well
> now.  For future
> reference, to get it to compile we had to point it
> to /usr/X11R6/lib instead
> of /usr/X11R6/lib64 and turn off "treat warnings as
> errors".
> 
> Tim
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Ron Chen" <ron_chen_123 at yahoo.com>
> To: <users at gridengine.sunsource.net>; "Alexis
> Cousein"
> <al at brussels.sgi.com>; "Jeff Hanson"
> <jhanson at sgi.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2004 9:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [GE users] Virtual Memory Ceiling on
> SGI Altix
> 
> 
> > Hi,
> >
> > There are no pre-compiled binaries for IA64. The
> > binary that you've downloaded have to be the x86
> > version.
> >
> > Can you try to build SGE from source? SGE compiles
> on
> > IA64 Linux natively and runs on fine.
> >
> >  -Ron
> >
> > --- Tim <tim_mueller at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I'm trying to use SGE EE on an SGI Altix with 12
> > > Itanium processors, 24 GB of memory, running
> 64-bit
> > > Linux (kernel 2.4.21-sgi230r7). I am using the
> > > pre-compiled IA64 binaries downloaded from
> > > sunsource.net. I need to have a very large limit
> for
> > > virtual memory (ideally unlimited).  However,
> when I
> > > submit a job to the Grid Engine queue, the queue
> > > refuses to set any resource limit above 4 GB.
> > >
> > > This is not a limit of the operating system; my
> code
> > > will run fine from the command line if I set the
> > > limits to "unlimited". I have also successfully
> set
> > > the virtual memory limit to 32 GB from the
> command
> > > line. To get the same results in the queue, I
> have
> > > tried using ulimit commands in my batch script
> and
> > > setting the process limits via qmon.  No matter
> what
> > > I do, if I ask for a limit of INFINTY (or any
> limit
> > > above 4GB) the queue sets a hard limit of 4GB.
> > >
> > > My guess is that this might have something to do
> > > with setrlimit vs setrlimit64, but I'm pretty
> lost.
> > > I thought the below issue might be similar:
> > >
> > >
> >
>
http://gridengine.sunsource.net/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=521
> > >
> > > I'd appreciate any help.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Tim
> >
> >
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